I just received this as a gift. Whenever I play a note, white noise accompanies the guitar sound and decays in volume with the note. It sounds like a brush on a snare, or when you don't mute the snare on the drum and play a note in tune with the drum. This is present both through the speaker and headphones, and I turned the noise reduction to the lowest value (off) and this still happens. I was under the assumption that when the headphones are plugged in that the tube power section is bypassed, so it wouldn't be the tube, would it?
Is this just part of the preamp section and what it 'does'? I know it is not my guitar or cable. I'm afraid that if this is not something which can be remedied, I will have to back away from this series and check out Orange Crush or something else.